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Bolton   2 - 1   Stoke

Ivan Klasnic scores
Klasnic scored the winner, minutes before being sent off

By Phil Dawkes

Ivan Klasnic scored an injury time winner and was sent off minutes later as Bolton snatched a dramatic victory in a hard-fought match with Stoke.

Lee Chung-Yong gave Bolton the lead with a superb 22-yard curling finish midway through the first half.

Stoke's Jermaine Pennant struck the bar with a free-kick before Rory Delap fired home to bring the Potters level.

Two minutes into injury time, Klasnic swivelled and fired in before picking up two bookings to earn his dismissal.

It was a conclusion in keeping with what had been an engrossing encounter between two evenly matched sides.

It also continued what a trend for late Bolton goals against Stoke after goals from Matthew Taylor earned Wanderers a home draw and away win over the Potters last season.

We don't get penalties - Pulis

Both sides are in the process of attempting to shed unwanted reputations: Bolton as a one-dimensional long-ball team and Stoke as a recklessly physical outfit - as suggested in the widely publicised recent comments by Fulham's Danny Murphy.

The game was indeed hard-fought - but within the confines of the rules - and while it was not a showcase for supreme technical skill it contained enough fluency and passion to ensure it remained highly entertaining.

In the opening quarter, the visitors created the better opportunities - albeit only half chances.

Dean Whitehead struck a 25-yard shot over the bar, a host of attacking players failed to connect with Matthew Etherington's whipped corner, and the winger himself drove a tame, low shot straight at home keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

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Bolton though needed just one chance to open the scoring when Lee benefitted firstly from Kevin Davies' deft flick and then a mistimed tackle from Abdoulaye Faye before curling a superb shot into the net from 20 yards.

Stoke's response was strong and they were inches away from drawing level when Pennant's 25-yard dipping free-kick struck the crossbar with Jaaskelainen seemingly content to leave it.

The Potters' sense of misfortune turned to injustice shortly after when a period of head tennis in the Bolton penalty area was ended by what seemed to be a flailing hand from Wanderers' defender Zat Knight, in an aerial challenge with Robert Huth. However referee Peter Walton was unmoved by Stoke's protests for a penalty.

Bolton were not without further chances of their own before half time, but Fabrice Muamba shot inches wide and Thomas Sorensen saved well from an angled Martin Petrov shot to ensure it remained 1-0 into the break.

However, that was to change minutes into the second half when Huth's flick from Etherington's corner found Delap at the far post to hammer in first time.

Coyle pleased with terrific win

It was the least Stoke deserved and provided a platform for both sides to go in search of a winner.

A Petrov cross from the right deflected off Huth's leg and looped over Sorenson before being cleared by Danny Collins, while Johan Elmander fired across goal and wide as Bolton initially looked the more likely to strike next.

However Potters defender Collins proved efficient at the other end, looping a header over Jaaskelainen but just past the far post as Stoke enjoyed a period of dominance of their own.

With the game entering injury time, the home side made one final push for all three points, which seemed to elude them when a scramble in the box following a corner ultimately fell to a Stoke man to clear.

However, from the resulting throw-in, Gretar Steinsson launched the ball into the box, which Stoke failed to clear and Klasnic was able to superbly turn and crash home the winner.

But two bookings for the Croatian striker in the space of two minutes - firstly for an altercation with Whitehead and then a foul on Huth - ensured Bolton ended the game a man light.


Bolton boss Owen Coyle on Klasnic:
"He made an impression, and what an impression, because he was the matchwinner.

"The disappointment for him is the red card. The first yellow I can accept, but the second he's jumped early for the ball, with no intent to harm.

"I don't know what the referee has seen, if he had a different angle."

Stoke manager Tony Pulis:
"To come in 1-0 down was desperately disappointing after we were so dangerous in the first half.

"We had a good start to the second half, but we've no complaints with respect to their goal.

"So we just have to take it on the chin and get on with it."

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bolton 2-1 Stoke FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Lee 22
  • Klasnic 90+2
  • Delap 48

Bolton

Substitutes

Stoke

Substitutes

Ref: WaltonAtt: 22,975
BOLTON
STOKE

Possession

  • Bolton 48%
  • Stoke 52%

Attempts on target

  • Bolton 6
  • Stoke 3

Attempts off target

  • Bolton 5
  • Stoke 5

Corners

  • Bolton 5
  • Stoke 6

Fouls

  • Bolton 10
  • Stoke 8
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+5:59 The referee ends the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:29 Foul by Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) on Robert Huth (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Eidur Gudjohnsen (Stoke) from right wing (25 yards), hit wall.
  • 90:00+4:29 Sent off Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) dismissed for second bookable offence.
  • 90:00+3:16 Foul by Dean Whitehead (Stoke) on Matthew Taylor (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+3:16 Booking Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:16 Booking Dean Whitehead (Stoke) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:22 Foul by Rory Delap (Stoke) on Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton). Free kick taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor (Bolton) from right channel, resulting in open play. Header by Kevin Davies (Bolton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 90:00+1:22 GOAL - Ivan KlasnicBolton 2 - 1 Stoke Goal by Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Bolton 2-1 Stoke.
  • 90:00 Attacking throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 89:55 Attacking throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 89:11 Cross by Robert Huth (Stoke), save (caught) by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 88:37 Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton) on Dean Whitehead (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Huth (Stoke) from right channel, passed.
  • 87:33 Defending throw-in by Danny Collins (Stoke).
  • 87:16 Defending throw-in by Danny Collins (Stoke).
  • 86:30 Defending throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 85:55 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 85:55 Substitution Bolton substitution: Chung-Yong Lee replaced by Mark Davies (tactical).
  • 85:42 Substitution Stoke substitution: Jonathan Walters replaced by Glenn Whelan (tactical).
  • 84:43 Cross by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton), comfortable save (caught) by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 81:38 Defending throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 80:58 Shot by Gary Cahill (Bolton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Robert Huth (Stoke).
  • 80:38 Attacking throw-in by Fabrice Muamba (Bolton).
  • 80:16 Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke) on Stuart Holden (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Bolton) from left channel, passed.
  • 79:19 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 78:57 Shot by Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 78:00 Attacking throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 77:00 Substitution Bolton substitution: Johan Elmander replaced by Ivan Klasnic (tactical).
  • 76:22 Substitution Stoke substitution: Ricardo Fuller replaced by Eidur Gudjohnsen (injury).
  • 72:52 Attacking throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 72:24 Cross by Chung-Yong Lee (Bolton), clearance by Abdoulaye Faye (Stoke).
  • 71:51 Shot by Stuart Holden (Bolton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 70:51 Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke) on Paul Robinson (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 69:15 Foul by Fabrice Muamba (Bolton) on Dean Whitehead (Stoke). Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Collins (Stoke) from left wing, clearance by Gary Cahill (Bolton).
  • 68:47 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor (Bolton) to centre, save (punched) by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 66:55 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington (Stoke) to centre, clearance by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 66:11 Kevin Davies (Bolton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 66:11 Substitution Stoke substitution: Jermaine Pennant replaced by Ricardo Fuller (tactical).
  • 64:54 Defending throw-in by Danny Collins (Stoke).
  • 64:10 Foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton) on Dean Whitehead (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Whitehead (Stoke) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 64:10 Substitution Bolton substitution: Martin Petrov replaced by Matthew Taylor (tactical).
  • 63:28 Booking Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 62:56 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Holden (Bolton) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 62:49 Cross by Martin Petrov (Bolton), clearance by Danny Collins (Stoke).
  • 62:34 Goal kick taken short by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 61:50 Handball by Paul Robinson (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Abdoulaye Faye (Stoke) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 61:22 Attacking throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 60:38 Attacking throw-in by Martin Petrov (Bolton).
  • 59:52 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 59:19 Shot by Johan Elmander (Bolton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.
  • 59:06 Defending throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 58:12 Shot by Dean Whitehead (Stoke) right-footed from left side of penalty area (20 yards), save (caught) by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 57:44 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 57:16 Cross by Rory Delap (Stoke), clearance by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 56:29 Defending throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 55:26 Kenwyne Jones (Stoke) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 54:49 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Walters (Stoke). Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 52:33 Attacking throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 52:04 Defending throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 51:24 Foul by Johan Elmander (Bolton) on Ryan Shawcross (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:00 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 49:38 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 49:10 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 47:24 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant (Stoke) to centre, assist (header) by Robert Huth (Stoke) from centre of penalty area.
  • 47:24 GOAL - Rory DelapBolton 1 - 1 Stoke Goal by Rory Delap (Stoke) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Bolton 1-1 Stoke.
  • 46:14 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 45:40 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 45:23 Defending throw-in by Robert Huth (Stoke).
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • 45:00+2:06 The referee blows for half time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:37 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • Correction - 45:00+1:09 Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line, Header by Kevin Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 45:00+1:09 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Martin Petrov (Bolton) to far post, header by Kevin Davies (Bolton) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 45:00+0:48 Shot by Martin Petrov (Bolton) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 45:00+0:24 Defending throw-in by Danny Collins (Stoke).
  • 44:14 Cross by Matthew Etherington (Stoke), save (caught) by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 43:23 Foul by Zat Knight (Bolton) on Jonathan Walters (Stoke). Free kick taken left-footed by Jonathan Walters (Stoke) from left channel, passed.
  • 42:24 Jonathan Walters (Stoke) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 41:54 Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton) on Ryan Shawcross (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 41:22 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 40:58 Defending throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 40:19 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 39:18 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 37:10 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant (Stoke) to far post, clearance by Zat Knight (Bolton).
  • 36:37 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 35:59 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington (Stoke) to near post, clearance by Johan Elmander (Bolton).
  • 35:27 Foul by Kenwyne Jones (Stoke) on Zat Knight (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 34:02 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 32:16 Foul by Robert Huth (Stoke) on Gary Cahill (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play. Shot by Fabrice Muamba (Bolton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 32:16 Booking Robert Huth (Stoke) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 31:22 Defending throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 30:22 Foul by Paul Robinson (Bolton) on Jonathan Walters (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant (Stoke) from right channel (25 yards),
  • 29:10 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Holden (Bolton) to centre, clearance by Kenwyne Jones (Stoke).
  • 28:45 Goal kick taken short by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 28:25 Shot by Matthew Etherington (Stoke) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 27:02 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 26:16 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 25:50 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 25:26 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 25:00 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 24:31 Cross by Rory Delap (Stoke), shot by Jonathan Walters (Stoke) overhead kick right-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left.
  • 24:09 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 23:28 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 23:16 Defending throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 21:50 Assist by Kevin Davies.
  • 21:50 GOAL - Chung-Yong LeeBolton 1 - 0 Stoke Goal by Chung-Yong Lee (Bolton) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Bolton 1-0 Stoke.
  • 21:11 Attacking throw-in by Martin Petrov (Bolton).
  • 20:33 Attacking throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 19:37 Defending throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 19:18 Cross by Matthew Etherington (Stoke), clearance by Zat Knight (Bolton).
  • 18:24 Defending throw-in by Danny Collins (Stoke).
  • 17:54 Shot by Matthew Etherington (Stoke) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 16:55 Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton) on Abdoulaye Faye (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 16:06 Defending throw-in by Robert Huth (Stoke).
  • 15:54 Cross by Matthew Etherington (Stoke), clearance by Gary Cahill (Bolton).
  • 15:01 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 14:29 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington (Stoke) to near post, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 14:01 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 13:33 Defending throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 12:18 Defending throw-in by Danny Collins (Stoke).
  • 11:34 Goal kick taken long by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton).
  • 11:12 Shot by Dean Whitehead (Stoke) volleyed right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 10:51 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 10:38 Attacking throw-in by Rory Delap (Stoke).
  • 10:03 Defending throw-in by Robert Huth (Stoke).
  • 9:21 Jermaine Pennant (Stoke) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 8:43 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant (Stoke) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 8:35 Cross by Jermaine Pennant (Stoke), blocked by Stuart Holden (Bolton).
  • 7:45 Foul by Rory Delap (Stoke) on Johan Elmander (Bolton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Robinson (Bolton) from left channel, save (punched) by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 6:55 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Holden (Bolton) to far post, comfortable save (caught) by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 6:08 Foul by Dean Whitehead (Stoke) on Chung-Yong Lee (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:09 Goal kick taken long by Thomas Sorensen (Stoke).
  • 4:37 Shot by Johan Elmander (Bolton) right-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left.
  • 4:14 Attacking throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 3:16 Foul by Johan Elmander (Bolton) on Rory Delap (Stoke). Free kick taken right-footed by Abdoulaye Faye (Stoke) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 2:42 Defending throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 1:30 Defending throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 1:13 Attacking throw-in by Gretar Rafn Steinsson (Bolton).
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 16 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 21 19
2 Arsenal 8 8 14
3 Man Utd 8 7 14
4 Man City 7 6 14
5 Tottenham 8 3 14
6 West Brom 8 -3 12
7 Bolton 8 0 11
8 Aston Villa 8 -3 11
9 Stoke 8 -2 10
10 Blackpool 7 -4 10
11 Fulham 8 0 9
12 Wigan 8 -9 9
13 Newcastle 8 0 8
14 Sunderland 7 0 8
15 Blackburn 7 -1 8
16 Birmingham 8 -4 7
17 Everton 7 -1 6
18 Liverpool 7 -4 6
19 Wolves 8 -5 6
20 West Ham 8 -9 6

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